On August 18, 1920. the 19th Amendment was ratified granting women the right to vote 72 years after the Suffrage Resolution at the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls. During those years over twenty nations around the world and fifteen US states had granted women the right to vote. American suffragists marched and picketed, were arrested and beaten, and voted illegally and endured hunger strikes all to vote in their democracy.
The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote same as the 15th Amendment granted Black men the right to vote but as we know neither of them actually protected or enabled people of color to cast their vote. Forty years later, Civil Rights activists marched and picketed, were arrested, and beaten, and voted illegally and endured hunger strikes for the right to vote, which they were being actively denied.
Fifty years later, the right to vote and/or having votes counted legitimately is at the fore of the most vital election arguably in American history. Voter suppression of every American, regardless of race, creed, color, gender or sexual orientation, even political affiliation is threatened on a scale the likes of which has not been seen in this country. Stacey Abrams knows about voter suppression all too well, as it most likely cost her the Governorship of Georgia in 2018. A new film, All In: The Fight for Democracy debuts on Amazon Prime September 18th and looks at her tireless work fighting the forces of voter suppression.
This just released trailer will inspire you to Vote and “Make Good Trouble.”
Amazon Studios will release the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy to select theaters on September 9 ahead of its global launch on Prime Video on September 18.
All In: The Fight for Democracy is directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lisa Cortés, and produced by Garbus, Cortés, Academy Award-winning producer Dan Cogan and Stacey Abrams.